Our friends from the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) are hosting a special Congressional briefing on Monday, June 6 about the homework gap. This event features remarks from our very own Julie Evans – learn more below:
SEIZING THE MOMENT: PROGRESS ON BRIDGING THE HOMEWORK GAP BUT MORE WORK TO BE DONE
When: June 6, 2016 1:00-2:30
Where: 904 Hart Senate Office Building
In this installment of the Seizing Opportunity in the Digital Age Congressional briefing series, the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) will discuss the progress made by the FCC and Congress in closing the “homework gap”: the chasm that exists between students who have home access to high speed broadband and those who do not. In addition to highlighting changes wrought through the Every Student Succeeds Act and the FCC’s recent Lifeline Modernization Order, this session will also explore the work that remains to be done to ensure all students have access to high speed broadband in the classroom as well as at home.
This event will feature remarks from:
- Senator Angus King (I-ME)
- FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
- Project Tomorrow CEO Julie Evans
- Albemarle County Public Schools (VA) CIO Vincent Scheivert
Please RSVP by June 5th at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in learning more about the homework gap before attending this event? Click here to view our Speak Up 2015 homework gap data. We look forward to seeing you at this event!
Save the date! We will release the Speak Up 2015 national findings at our 2016 Congressional Briefing on Thursday, May 5 in Washington, D.C.! We’ll share some of what we learned this year from more than 500,000 students, parents and educators who took the survey and shared their views on technology and learning. Stay tuned for more details to attend the event or watch it online.
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Happy Monday! This past week Speak Up was featured on various education websites for our release of our Speak Up 2014 student report, “Digital Learning 24/7: Understanding Technology – Enhanced Learning in the Lives of Today’s Students.” Check out the articles below:
What’s the Future for Mobile Devices in the Classroom? [#Infographic] – EdTech Magazine
Many High School Students Bringing Their Own Devices to School, Survey Finds – Education Week
4 key digital learning developments – eSchool News
Teen Students Depending More on Personal Devices in School – ABC News Radio
Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning – The Innovative Educator Blog
Duh! Learning should be collaborative, personalized and tech-supported – ISTE
Thank you to EdTech Magazine, Education Week, eSchool News, ABC News Radio, The Innovative Educator Blog, and ISTE for featuring our data on your websites! If you missed last Thursday’s Congressional Briefing, visit our website to download our report, watch a recording of the event, and more – click here to catch up on last week’s event.
Catch up on yesterday’s #SpeakUpBriefing by visiting our website! Here you’ll be able to download the report, “Digital Learning 24/7: Understanding Technology – Enhanced Learning in the Lives of Today’s Students,” watch a recording of the live stream, and find information regarding our second Congressional Briefing on May 28, where we’ll release our Speak Up 2014 educator data.
Key Findings from yesterday’s briefing include:
- When students have access to technology as part of their learning, especially school-provided or enabled technology, their use of the digital tools and resources is deeper and more sophisticated.
- The availability of online learning continues to increase with only 27 percent of high school principals reporting that they are not yet offering any online courses for students. Interest among students continues to grow, with 24% of high school students saying they wish they could take all their classes online – a large increase from 8% in 2013.
- Almost three-quarters of students with school-provided devices as well as students with limited or non-existent technology access at school agreed that every student should be able to use a mobile device during the school day for learning.
- Students connect the use of technology tools within learning to the development of college, career, and citizenship skills that will empower their future capabilities.
- Digital experiences for students in a 100 percent virtual environment are much different than those in traditional schools. For instance, 72 percent of high school students in virtual schools take online tests, compared with 58 percent of traditional students.
- Students see the smartphone as the ideal device for communicating with teachers (46%) and classmates (72%) and for social media (64%).
- A gender bias exists in STEM interest –middle school girls are 38% less likely and high school girls are 32% less likely than their male peers to say they are very interested in a STEM career.
Interested in viewing more data? Click here
to visit the April 30th Congressional Briefing homepage.
Please join us for the release of the Speak Up 2014 National Findings for K-12 Students via our live stream feed. This is the first of two Congressional Briefings on the data results from the 521,000 online Speak Up surveys submitted from education stakeholders nationwide in fall 2014. Today’s briefing will include a presentation of the national findings and a moderated panel discussion with K-12 students. This year’s national report, “Digital Learning 24/7 – Understanding Technology-Enhanced Learning in the Lives of Today’s Students” will be distributed to all attendees.
Information regarding today’s live stream:
Special Guest Speaker
Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner, will be joining us to talk about the critical need to close the homework gap.
The Empowerment Academy, Baltimore City Public Schools
Key Middle School, Fairfax County Public Schools
Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy – Capitol Hill Campus
Our first Congressional briefing is only 1 day away! Come and learn why students say they are more engaged in blended, flipped or virtual classrooms than in their traditional (non-digital) learning environments.
Please join us for the release of the Speak Up 2014 National Findings from Teachers, Administrators, and Parents. This is the second of two Congressional Briefings on the data results from the 521,000 online Speak Up surveys submitted from education stakeholders nationwide in fall 2014.
The April 30th briefing will include a presentation of the national findings and a moderated panel discussion with K-12 students. This year’s national report, “Digital Learning 24/7 – Understanding Technology-Enhanced Learning in the Lives of Today’s Students” will be distributed to all attendees.
Special Guest Speaker: FCC Commissioner, Jessica Rosenworcel, will be joining us to talk about the critical need to close the homework gap. You won’t want to miss this!
Will you be in Washington D.C. on April 30th?
If you can’t make it to DC, you can still watch the briefing online via video live stream – click here
to RSVP for the live stream. To request a copy of the report, to be sent to you the day of the briefing, please click here
Last fall, 431,241 students participated in Speak Up – join us on Thursday April 30, 2015 in Washington D.C. as we release these student findings during our first Congressional Briefing. By attending the briefing, you’ll receive a copy of this year’s report on the views of K-12 Students about the role of technology in the classroom and hear directly from a panel of students themselves on topics such as mobile and flipped/blended learning, school to home communications, broadband capacity and designing the ultimate school for today’s learners.
Will you be in Washington D.C. on April 30th? If so, RSVP for the briefing! Click hereto save your seat. If you can’t make it to DC, you can still watch the briefing online via video live stream – click here to RSVP for the live stream. Visit our Congressional Briefing page for more information.